If you’ve lost a loved one who was a UK national with assets abroad or a foreign national with UK assets, our international probate solicitors can help manage their estate.
When someone dies, their estate must be managed or ‘administered’ in a process known as probate. This includes organising and collecting their property, paying inheritance tax, and passing on inheritance.
International or cross-border probate happens when the deceased lived in one country but owned assets elsewhere. This applies for:
Foreign nationals who owned assets in the UK
UK nationals who owned assets abroad
Ex-pats who still have assets in the UK, e.g. a family home
People living in the UK whose official home for tax purposes is abroad (non-domiciled residents or ‘non-doms’).
The different laws and taxes around the world mean that international probate can be much more complicated and time-consuming than normal probate. Successfully administering an international estate requires an in-depth knowledge of estate and tax law in different countries and how these laws interact.
Our international Probate lawyers have the necessary blend of legal and tax expertise you need to navigate the entire process, from getting a Grant of Probate to passing on inheritance.
As a dedicated team in one of the UK’s largest law firms, we handle a great number of complex international estates. This means we’ve optimised our processes so we can help you as quickly, efficiently, and affordably as possible.
We’re experienced with large, complex, high-value estates and can offer expert advice on handling heritage properties, international trusts, and international wealth management structures.
Our services are tailored exactly to your needs – we can advise you on completing probate yourself or take over the entire estate administration process on your behalf.
Contact us today to find out more.
Legal team able to speak different languages particularly French and German
Specialists in helping foreign lawyers apply for UK Grant of Probate
Advice and guidance on related issues like tax and trust services
Work with international tax planners, lawyers and courts
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